Rev. 21 May 2002, Gen. 468







Harry Albert Graves (1) was born 1850-1851 in Nova Scotia, Canada. He married Mary Anna Maxwell. She was born 25 July 1851 in Nova Scotia. Her father was John Maxwell who emigrated to Nova Scotia from Loch Broom, Scotland to New Glasgow, NS in 1834. He lived in Londonderry, NS. Both Harry and Mary moved to the U.S. before marriage, and probably married in Massachusetts. They lived in Haverhill, MA.

The 1920 census for Haverhill, Essex Co., MA, shows Harry A. Graves, age 69, living on Oxford Ave. as head of family, owning the house, with wife Mary A. Graves, 68, both born in Nova Scotia. Both immigrated in 1860 and both were naturalized in 1880. Both can read and write. He speaks Dutch and English, and she speaks Scotch and English. His parents are both from Holland, and her parents are both from Scotland. He is a wage earning carpenter who builds houses.

(R-1, R-2)

Children - Graves

2. Mabel Graves, b. 19 May 1884, m. ------ Louis, d. 18 April 1987.

+3. Albert William Graves, b. 13 Aug. 1890, m. Bertha Therese Stover, 20 Jan. 1918.

+4. Helen Graves, b. 9 March 1892, m. ------ McCarthy.






Albert William Graves (3) was born 13 Aug. 1890 in Haverhill, MA. He married Bertha Therese Stover, daughter of Fred Stover and Anna Moss, on 20 Jan. 1918 in Haverhill, MA. She was born 19 Nov. 1891 in Haverhill, MA, and died 9 Sept. 1987 in Escondido, CA. Bertha told everyone that her birthdate was 19 Nov. because she didn't want her birthday to be so close to Christmas. She graduated from high school in Haverhill and attended the University of California in Berkeley, CA. She also completed business school in Lynn, MA. Her first job was at a Woolworth department store where she saved 10 cents per week to buy a painting of a bowl of roses.

Bertha purchased the Wellswood (Hotel) Tavern in Hampton Falls (or North Hampton), New Hampshire in 1921 with the help of a man named Wentworth. She owned it during a period when her children were growing up. The hotel was built in 1802 and had pine trees that son Billy climbed. He could see the ocean from this precarious perch when he was a boy. The ocean could also be seen from the top of the local water tank which he was also known to climb. The hotel had 23 rooms and 13 fireplaces. Notable people who were acquainted with the hotel included John D. Rockefeller who stopped at the hotel for lunch, leaving his standard 10 cent tip. John Greenleaf Whittier was a next door neighbor during many summers prior to Mrs. Graves' purchase of the hotel. The hotel was located on the main stagecoach road between Portland, Maine and Boston, Massachusetts, and had its own stable with horses located across the street. Later, trolley cars ran in front of the hotel from Newburyport, MA to Hampton Beach, NH. The Wellswood became a furniture store in later years before it burned down. (R-1, R-2)

Children - Graves

+5. Marjorie Graves, b. 9 July 1918, m(1) ------ Sinclair, before 1933, m(2) George Eames, after 1934.

+6. William Stover Graves, b. 1 March 1920, m(1) Alice Bybee, c. April 1946, m(2) Ruth Ann Lloyd, c. 24 June 1966.


Helen Graves (4) was born 9 March 1892. She married ------ McCarthy. (R-2)

Children - McCarthy

7. Margie McCarthy, m. Bill Treiger.


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